Containers defined

So Google is using a lot of new terms with its OpenSocial platform. So, what is a “container?”

A “container” is something that hosts apps built for this new platform. So, MySpace is a container. Bebo is a container. Eventually even my blog could be a container.

14 thoughts on “Containers defined

  1. Hey Rob, I guess it will be a matter of time and some help from your coding friends to have your +5k friends in your own blog huh?

  2. Hey Rob, I guess it will be a matter of time and some help from your coding friends to have your +5k friends in your own blog huh?

  3. Dawn,

    That’s a great question!

    I, too, would like to hear the answer to that one. I suspect the answer will be “yes”.

    Google does no evil?

  4. Dawn,

    That’s a great question!

    I, too, would like to hear the answer to that one. I suspect the answer will be “yes”.

    Google does no evil?

  5. Robert, what does this mean in terms of who “controls” (i.e. can see and utilize and exploit) the social fabric itself.

    IOW, if I have a container on OpenSocial, will Google mine it for information? Can anybody mine other containers for social fabric connections?

    This is surely a move to extend their advertising reach and effectiveness. I’d like to know more about the mechanics behind that.

  6. Robert, what does this mean in terms of who “controls” (i.e. can see and utilize and exploit) the social fabric itself.

    IOW, if I have a container on OpenSocial, will Google mine it for information? Can anybody mine other containers for social fabric connections?

    This is surely a move to extend their advertising reach and effectiveness. I’d like to know more about the mechanics behind that.

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